Webster 1913 Edition
forge, fr. L.
fabricathe workshop of an artisan who works in hard materials, fr.
faberartisan, smith, as adj., skillful, ingenious; cf. Gr. [GREEK] soft, tender. Cf.
A place or establishment where iron or other metals are wrought by heating and hammering; especially, a furnace, or a shop with its furnace, etc., where iron is heated and wrought; a smithy.
In the quick
forgeand working house of thought.
The works where wrought iron is produced directly from the ore, or where iron is rendered malleable by puddling and shingling; a shingling mill.
The act of beating or working iron or steel; the manufacture of metallic bodies.
In the greater bodies the
a forge for the direct production of wrought iron, differing from the old Catalan forge mainly in using finely crushed ore and working continuously.
the dross or slag form a forge or bloomary.–
the train of rolls by which a bloom is converted into puddle bars.–
a wagon fitted up for transporting a blackmith’s forge and tools.–
a light and compact blacksmith's forge, with bellows, etc., that may be moved from place to place.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To form by heating and hammering; to beat into any particular shape, as a metal.
forgedfor proof eterne.
To form or shape out in any way; to produce; to frame; to invent.
Those names that the schools
forged, and put into the mouth of scholars, could never get admittance into common use.
forgea life-long trouble for ourselves.
To make falsely; to produce, as that which is untrue or not genuine; to fabricate; to counterfeit, as, a signature, or a signed document.
That paltry story is untrue,
forgedto cheat such gulls as you.
Syn. – To fabricate; counterfeit; feign; falsify.
To commit forgery.
To move heavily and slowly, as a ship after the sails are furled; to work one's way, as one ship in outsailing another; – used especially in the phrase to forge ahead.
And off she [a ship]
forgedwithout a shock.
To impel forward slowly;
forgea ship forward
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A furnace in which iron or other metal is heated and hammered into form. A larger forge is called with us iron-works. Smaller forges consisting of a bellows so placed as to cast a stream of air upon ignited coals, are of various forms and users. Armies have travelling forges, for repairing gun-carriages, &c.
2.Any place where any thing is made or shaped.
3.The act of beating or working iron or steel; the manufacture of metalline bodies.
In the greater bodies the forge was easy.
1.To form by heating and hammering; to beat into any particular shape, as a metal.
2.To make by any means.
Names that the schools forged, and put into the mouths of scholars.
3.To make falsely; to falsify; to counterfeit; to make in the likeness of something else; as, to forge coin; to forge a bill of exchange or a receipt.